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7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 219 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 8 out of 219

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  1. Oct 6, 2011
    4
    Errr..."Ice Age: The Meltdown" is a obvious-patterned sequel for Dream Work's "Ice Age". Nothing really changed and the tone is consistent which, in the end, lowers the bar for audiences who crave for a new tone or insight.
  2. [Anonymous]
    Feb 1, 2008
    4
    This movie missed the charm that the first film had.
  3. FrankO.
    May 1, 2006
    6
    The voices of the main characters are very good, especially Ray Romano's. The plot line is okay but this movie is way too long; too many added scenes with them being too long..not necessarily for kids but they enjoy it.
  4. AmurabiM.
    Jun 27, 2006
    5
    "Ice Age the Meltdown" looks like an uninspired CGI animation with a poor storyline and an accent in physical comedy rather than story itself. The trouble is that slapstick is much puerile and childish than its creators want. An adult doesn't laugh with this, and all originality disappears for a standard child-animated film.
  5. Jan 4, 2015
    4
    Why does this exist and if it had to why couldn’t just be direct to DVD? Ice Age The Meltdown is like does Land Before Time sequels pointless and little purpose to existing. Most of the jokes aren’t that funny, the story is drawn out, most of the new characters aren’t interesting, and its dull and eye rolling most of the time. The frustrating part is that the animation is really good andWhy does this exist and if it had to why couldn’t just be direct to DVD? Ice Age The Meltdown is like does Land Before Time sequels pointless and little purpose to existing. Most of the jokes aren’t that funny, the story is drawn out, most of the new characters aren’t interesting, and its dull and eye rolling most of the time. The frustrating part is that the animation is really good and this was a studio project. Also, its Blue Sky’s first sequel and this was their chance to show they put effort into their sequels by giving us something on par with Shrek 2. Unfortunately this is one of those forgettable, skippable sequels. Unless you are a child who loved Ice Age this is one film you can afford to miss. Expand
  6. Mar 26, 2011
    4
    As much as I loved the first one I was extremely excitied for this movie, but let me down in every way, the new characters aren't enjoyable, and the story is nowhere as good as the first one was, it was a huge disappointment.
  7. Jul 4, 2011
    6
    Not as good as the first movie but it's enjoyable but just by the skin of it's teeth.
  8. May 28, 2012
    6
    The film is good but lacks that sympathy that the first film had. The story is quite incomplete, for me. Though, the graphics are great and the voice acting is descent. But still, the first movie gets me more than this one............
  9. May 11, 2012
    6
    This sequel introduces some more great characters. The story takes a different approach to the story and it is slightly better than the first.
  10. Jan 2, 2012
    6
    Adding more characters doesn't help it and the squirrel still outshines them all, but it is incredibly animated and greatly heartwarming. I give this film 59%.
  11. Dec 1, 2012
    6
    It's not that it was a bad movie, It's ok. However, It simply didn't have the charm that made the first film so likeable. Also, I really didn't care much for the new characters either, Found them more annoying then funny.
  12. Mar 8, 2014
    6
    This sequel is just like the first, but with more action and is more fast-paced. The animation is fantastic, but once again, the script is the issue at hand. I still enjoyed the first one more.
  13. Jan 29, 2013
    5
    I thought this would be a good improvement, but sadly no. Just a impossible plot where you can't tell were the story. It has its moments. But the 3rd is better. =(
  14. Dec 31, 2013
    4
    Decidedly worse than the original, Ice Age: The Meltdown piles on whatever story is left over from the first movie, and does it sloppily at best. Save your money.
  15. Nov 13, 2013
    5
    Ice Age loses its coolness.
    With the second installment of this prehistoric adventure squad, Ice Age is still successful in making jokes and having some redeeming qualities. With that being said, its script just doesn't match its prequel's.
  16. Oct 14, 2014
    6
    Not exactly better, or as good as the first Ice Age, but not terrible. It defiantly ups the anti with the humor, more specifically the small squirrel Scrat who is given a ton of funny moments. The story is kinda' weak but not bad.
  17. Dec 2, 2015
    6
    This movie has a good script hilarious and where the melting is the problem that we are suffering from global warming , but there the climate of that era and was changing, but not say it's boring , no sir !
  18. Apr 19, 2016
    6
    The voices of the main characters are very good, especially Ray Romano's. The plot line is okay but this movie is way too long; too many added scenes with them being too long..not necessarily for kids but they enjoy it.
  19. Jan 29, 2016
    5
    This franchise was unfortunately the weakest installment of its time. It caused the franchise to go on a meltdown and now Continental Drift came and it's the weakest installment for just now.
  20. Mar 19, 2016
    6
    Ice Age The Meltdown continues correctly with his predecessor and continue having great characters and a good animation. But it continue being not-funny enough for make the audience interested on the film totally. This film doesn't shows a great message for viewers.
  21. Jul 22, 2016
    6
    It's a nice follow up, but it also lacks the depth that made it's predecessor so good. Plus the fact that as fun as the "Food Glorious Food" and the Sloth's Dance scenes are, they don't contribute to the main plot.
Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. 50
    It's more like watching a typical animated-shorts collection - a few highlights, a lot of clinkers - than like watching an actual movie.
  2. Ice Age: The Meltdown blithely looks on the bright side of life, amassing a screen full of vultures to sing and dance ''Food Glorious Food'' and daring us not to get happy.
  3. 63
    This is a lackluster film that exists exclusively because its predecessor made money.